air strike


: an attack in which military airplanes drop bombs
The strategy calls for air strikes on key targets.

Examples of air strike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The final air strike came after the Chargers struggled to find their alignment when Green Bay’s offense went with no huddle. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 In 2014, an air strike killed his wife and daughter. Sam Kiley, CNN, 14 Oct. 2023 On Tuesday, Hamas claimed that an Israeli air strike on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza had killed 500 people. The Editors, National Review, 19 Oct. 2023 And a big development today, there was an incident on Friday in which 70 people were killed and according to Palestinian officials, they were killed when there was an Israeli air strike on a convoy fleeing Gaza City. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 15 Oct. 2023 Earlier in 2018, the Russian Air Force lost an Il-22M over Syria to friendly fire following an Israeli air strike. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 27 June 2023 Prior to the video’s release, the U.S. Central Command retaliated against the lethal attack with an air strike targeting facilities affiliated with the IRGC near al-Mayadin and Abu Kamal, killing eight, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 28 Mar. 2023 On April 18, 1942, America retaliated with a long-range air strike on the Japanese mainland, the Doolittle Raid. David Reamer | Alaska History, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Air strike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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